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Newspaper singles ads, computer dating services and 
singles clubs are evidence of the desire of many of 
America's 49- to 50-million singles to find that special 
someone with whom to spend the rest of their lives. 

Leslie Koepke counts herself among the ranks of the 
singles, but she is different. She has made a conscious 
decision to remain single. 

Koepke, an assistant professor of home economics, 
teaches a course in "singlehood" at Stout. She said she 
encourages her students to see being single as a life- 
style option, rather than a transitional phase in life. 

"We are actually single all our lives," she said. "We 
have a tendency to believe that when we get married 
we fuse into one person, and that's just not so. We 
have to realize that we are still going to be responsible 
for our actions. We still have to make decisions for 

Koepke said she encourages her students to list their 
goals in life and determine if a spouse will help them 
reach those goals. She said if they decide remaining 
single may be an advantage, their real work is just 

"With the option of remaining single comes many 
other major decisions," Koepke said. "The religious 
person who believes sex should be reserved for mar- 
riage, or the person who believes children are an 
important- part of life may have some big decisions to 
make. The problem is that most people don't actively 
make those decisions. They avoid the problems, and 
kind of muddle through life. 

Koepke said she often has a difficult time convincing 
people that there are advantages to remaining single. 

"There are millions of advantages," she said. "I love 
it. The freedom, the independence — those are things 
you will probably lose when you become married." 

But Koepke said people usually recognize only the 
disadvantages of remaining single, such as loneliness. 
She said single people will feel lonely if they do not 
develop a strong network of relatives and friends to 
interact with. Single men have a more difficult time 
than women because society does not allow them to 
openly demonstrate friendship. 

"It's human to need companionship in our lives," 
she said. "Single people have to realize the importance 
of friendships. If we don't, we can start feeling unloved 
or alone. Men especially have to give themselves per- 
mission to hug people and show they care." 

Single people are more likely to feel uncomfortable 
about themselves because they don't have someone to 
give them constant reinforcement, Koepke said. 

"Having someone around us says that we are loved 
and cared for, that there is something attractive about 
us," she said. "Single people may think there is 
something wrong with them because they are single. 
We also have to remember that in America, anything 
outside the norm is strange. Remaining single is 
strange. People may treat you strangely. 

Koepke said one of the most common misperceptions 
about single people is that they consciously choose to 
remain single. She said many people put off getting 
married until a certain age or stage in their careers, and 
may be disappointed that the right person is not 
available when they do decide to marry. Other people 
may be left single after divorce or death of a spouse, 

and may be waiting until they have the opportunity to 
marry again. 

"Most people have a real fear of remaining single, or 
making a commitment to remain single," Koepke said. 
"But single people need to recognize that it's okay to 
remain single, and that singlehood is a lifestyle 

Whether by choice or not, being single appears to be 
an increasingly common lifestyle, Koepke said. She 
encouraged single and married people alike to help 
make life more enjoyable for singles. 

"There are some bad times for singles," she said. 
"Late at night, on weekends, holidays and on birth- 
days, single people can be especially lonely. It would 
be good to invite the single person over for a casual 
dinner or party. You might do something special for 
them on their birthday. In general, do the same things 
you would do for a person who is married." 

"Most people have a real 
fear of remaining, or 
making a commitment to 
remain single/ 7 


She encouraged single people to socialize with mar- 
ried couples. "You don't have to separate yourself 
because you are single," she said. "It's good for single 
people to see healthy marriages and know good 

Koepke also encouraged single people to relish their 
freedom and clarify what they want in life before they 
try to get married. 

"I don't see marriage as the easy way out," she said. 
"I just see so much to enjoy in remaining single. I try 
to help people realize that they have a choice. To stay 
in or return to singlehood is not something bad. 
Singlehood is a very exciting lifestyle option/'D 

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Middle-class Americans today are 
marrying later, having children later 
and, for the most part, having 
fewer children than couples in the 

Those are some of the trends dis- 
cussed in Thomas Holman's parent- 
hood class at Stout. But Holman, an 
assistant professor of family living, 
said those trends are nothing new. 
They are only a continuation of a 
pattern that has developed over the 
last 100 years. 

"We've finally started to recog- 
nize that the '50s were a real aberra- 
tion," he said. "Those years were 
unique in our history. The trend for 
100 years had been toward smaller 
families and later marriage. Then, 
all of a sudden, we hit the '40s and 
'50s and reversed that trend 
because of the wars. We finally got 
back on track in the '60s." Holman 
said the development of effective 
contraception gave families more 
power over the number of children 
they would have and when they 
would have them. 

"Among the middle-class people, 
there is much more active decision- 
making about having children," he 
said. "That has affected the reasons 
people have children. In the '40s 

and '50s, we had children because it 
was the socially accepted thing to 
do. In many cases, children were 
unplanned. But today, people are 
having children because they want 
to have children." 

Holman said that up to two 
generations ago, children were con- 
sidered an economic asset. Before 
the availability of social security or 
pension plans, most people 
assumed that their children would 
care for them in their old age. Peo- 
ple today, he said, assume they will 
be caring for themselves and under- 
take financial planning earlier in 
life, instead of expecting their 
children to provide for them. 

for people's need to parent. All I 
know for sure is that I've learned a 
lot from my children, and I'm glad 
my wife and I decided to have a 

Holman said the United States is 
somewhat behind other Western 
civilizations in the trend toward 
smaller families. 

"And I don't know if we will ever 
be exactly like other countries," he 
said. "We're part of the Western 
European culture, but we're very 
different. The importance of 
religion, the sense of frontierism 
and individuality makes us different 
from other countries and affects 
what we do." 

/'The trend for 100 years has 
been toward smaller families 
and later marriage/' 

"There is no way you can call 
children an economic asset," 
Holman said. "Especially when you 
consider that each one supposedly 
costs $100,000 to raise. With the 
availability of contraceptives, it's 
amazing that people still have 

Holman, who has five children, 
said he does not even fully under- 
stand the need to parent. 

"Some would say there's just an 
instinct," he said. "We're animals, 
and I suppose there is a survival 
instinct to maintain the species." 

Holman said religion still plays a 
large part in a couple's desire to 
have children. He said the rise in 
participation in fundamentalist 
religions seems to correspond with 
a renewed interest in family life, in 
contrast to the rejection of authority 
and individualism that marked the 

"There is also a sense that to be a 
complete person, I need to give 
myself completely to another," 
Holman said. "Even though we are 
a highly economic and logic 
oriented society, there is a sense 
that I'm not a complete person until 
I give something in an irrational 
way. That may be one explanation 

Holman said he tries to help 
students look beyond their own 
family to see parenthood trends as 
part of a historical pattern. 

"In Europe a couple of hundred 
years ago, it was common for a 
mother to give her child to a wet 
nurse for the first couple of years, 
then apprentice the child out at 
about age seven," he said. "My 
students think that's terrible. I have 
to point out to them, though, that 
there's not much difference 
between that and day-care. I'm not 
trying to make a statement, I'm just 
trying to get them to see the 
historical perspective. 

"I think some of the things we 
smugly take for being modern and 
the way things should be done may 
appear crazy and inhumane in 
about 200 years," he said. "People 
then will be doing something dif- 
ferent, with a whole new philo- 
sophical foundation. We need to 
not just automatically accept some 
things, or automatically condemn 
our ancestors for the ways they 
responded to the stresses and 
strains of parenting in their own 

Beware of 

The month in which your 
children are born may determine 
how they feel about their birth- 
days according to a study at 

Gregory Brock, an associate 
professor of family studies at 
Stout, said that 40 percent of 
those involved in the test had 
negative feelings about their 
birthdays and most were born in 
December, January and February, 
close to the holiday season. For 
December only, the negative 
response rose to 77 percent. 

Brock said parents should be 
aware of these negative feelings, 
which are acquired by children 
whose birthdays fall in close 
proximity to Christmas. 

Because this is a busy time of 
year, children whose birthdays 
fall at the same time may feel lost 
in the shuffle, Brock said. "It is 
easy for them to feel left out or to 
get the sense that their birthday 
isn't as important compared to 
that of a brother or sister," Brock 
said. "It may create feelings of 
sibling rivalry or a sense of not 
being as valued." He added that 
because of the financial pressures 
of Christmas, parents may spend 
less money on birthday presents. 

Brock's study was conducted 
on 150 college-age students 
enrolled at Stout. He said he 
selected this group because "col- 
lege students are at an age when 
it would be easy for them to 
remember what their feelings 
were when they were 6 to 10 
years old." 

Brock said the study is signifi- 
cant to parents because children 
who dislike their birthdays may 
also acquire feelings of not being 
wanted, loved and appreciated. 
"It is just one of the many fac- 
tors leading to these feelings, but 
it is a factor," he said. "Parents 
should be concerned about put- 
ting some time into thinking 
about what to do if a child is 
born close to the holiday 
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Faced with one of the worst job 
markets in recent history, Stout 
graduates with bachelor's degrees 
achieved a 93 percent placement 
record, according to the university's 
annual placement report. 

The report shows an even higher 
placement ratio of 95 percent for 
graduates with advanced degrees. 
Figures for the report were com- 
piled through employment surveys 
and interviews with the December, 
1982, and May and August, 1983 
graduating classes. About 95 per- 
cent of the 1,300 bachelor's degree 
holders were reached by mail or 
telephone, making employment 
figures "highly accurate," according 
to the report's narrative. 

Writing for the report, Robert 
Dahlke, director of Career Planning 
and Placement, said that 85 percent 
of those who reported employment 
took jobs that "were related to their 
area of preparation" at Stout. 

Also writing for the report, 
Samuel Wood, assistant chancellor 
for student services, said figures 
show "a sustained need for the 
skills of Stout graduates who are 
attracted by business, industry, 
government and schools. These 
graduates are well prepared 
academically and have built excel- 
lent credentials through involve- 
ment and work experience." 

"Because graduates of 1982-83 
anticipated a difficult job market, 
they responded with a high level of 
enthusiasm and determination," 
Dahlke said in the report. "Atten- 
dance at career and employment- 
related workshops, seminars and 
personal appointments was higher 
'than ever. Their efforts have pro- 
duced excellent results." 

In an interview, Dahlke further 
attributed the relatively high place- 
ment rate to university curriculum, 
student attitude and work experi- 
ence. Dahlke said that many majors 
at Stout require work experience 
within a major field before gradua- 
tion. He also said that Stout 
graduates are required to take 
extensive laboratory work on cam- 
pus. Dahlke pointed out that Stout 
has "many, many more labs than 
other institutions of comparable 
size" and that, coupled with 
required work experience, makes 
Stout graduates highly saleable to 
potential employers. "These 
students are ready for employment 
the day they are hired even though 
they are just out of college," Dahlke 
said. "They can produce and that 
means dollars in the pockets of 
employers. They are ready because 
of the work experience and training 
they get here." 

Dahlke said an additional attrac- 
tion for employers is "the type of 
student that comes to Stout," 
explaining that the university tends 
to attract people who have a strong 
"work ethic." 

"Our students chose Stout as a 
place that they could get training in 
what they wanted," he said. "Stout 
becomes a means to an end; a ticket 
to make that happen." He added 
that most students come from work- 
ing class families and that "parents 
know about the employability of 
Stout graduates." 

Dahlke said the current report 
shows a three percent increase in 
placement for bachelor's degree 
holders over a previous report 
issued in 1983. □ 

The news sent shock waves across campus: Lynn 
Pritchard, Stout's band director and music department 
chairman, died Dec. 18 of injuries suffered in a near 
head-on automobile accident south of Houghton, Mich. 

Stout's Chancellor Robert S. Swanson said 
Pritchard's death is an "immeasurable loss" to the 
university and' the community. Lynn brought joy to the, 
university and the community through his music and 
his spirit/' Swanson said. "Wherever music was 
involved, Lynn Pritchard was involved." 

Vice Chancellor Wesley Face said the university is _-. 
mourning <i "terrible loss of a good man. Not only will 
he be missed, but his many contributions will be 
missed." Face added that Pritchard will be "extremely 
difficult to replace." 

Pritchard's immediate supervisor, Gerane Dougherty, 
dean of Liberal Studies, said this: "Lvnn Pritchard's 
gift of ■ music; love of people, gentle. humor and positive 
spirit made him a very special person in the School of 
. Liberal Studies. We his colleagues and his students are 
grateful for having known this man. " 

Pritchard> 5L joined the Stout staff in 1975. In addi- .' 
tion to heading the music department, he served as 
director of the university concert band, stage band and 
instrumental ensembles. He also served for many years 
as director of, Menomonie's Ludington Guard band. 

He received his bachelor's degree in IS'54 from what 
is now UW-Eau Claire and his master's degree in 1962 
from Colorado State College, Greeley. He taught public 
schools in Alma, NewLisbon/Menomonie and Lomira. 

His family is suggesting memorials to the Stout ~ : 
University Foundation, the Mabel Tainter Library fund 
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Wood lathes and drill presses in high school shops will 
soon give way to computers and lasers, according to 
the director of one of the nation's largest industrial 
education teacher preparation programs. 

Len Sterry, program director for the industrial educa- 
tion major at Stout, said dramatic changes are in store 
for school shop classes. Not only will course content 
change, but new groups of students will be attracted to 
these classes as society comes to grips with an increas- 
ingly complicated world of technology. 

"Our objective (in industrial education) has long been 
giving kids an understanding of the industrial or 
technological nature of our world," Sterry said. "If we 
are going to familiarize students to make judgments 
about the technical nature of the world, then we have 
to get into the technologies that are current today. 
BuMing cabinets doesn't accomplish that." 

Sterry said that the traditional shop equipment may 
not disappear overnight, "but we won't have a lot of 
wood lathes" in the laboratories of the future. "We will 
be going to computers, to computerized design, to 
robots, to lasers, to fiber optics, those kinds of 
technologies," he said. "We will be going away from 
the emphasis on cabinetmaking for the sake of building 

Sterry also uses cabinetmaking as an example of how 
society has changed. Cabinets are still made, but they 
are mass produced and no longer involve people with 
specific crafts. "I think we need to do things differently 
in the schools so that kids really get a true picture of 
what's happening out there," he said. "We don't want 
them to get a false image that a lot of people earn their 
living in specific highly-skilled trade crafts. It is no 
longer the case." 


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Sterry said that while there is much discussion about 
returning to the "basics of education/' those "basics" 
are changing. "What might have been a basic in the 
past might" or might not be basic to everyone any 
longer," he said. "A new basic might be being able to 
select software to interact with a computer, to under- 
stand the various functions of a robot, those kinds of 
things might become somewhat basic." 

Sterry said that society must adapt more quickly to 
rapidly changing technology. "We as a society tend to 
be somewhat lacking in our technological understand- 
ing," he said. "The conclusion that is being drawn is 
that students should have more math and science." But 
he pointed out that math and science tend to be more 
theoretical, creating a need for a place where students 
can put the theory to work. "I feel that our field, 
industrial education, has been one of the early fields to 
help students gain a technological understanding," he 
said. "I think it will become and should become a 
viable component in the education of all people. A lab 
environment can be very attractive to many, many 

Sterry said that this will mean industrial education 
classes will attract a variety of students with different 
educational and career goals. He said the classes will 
have more "upper ability" students and will draw a 
larger percentage of women. "I feel that it is our 
responsibility to serve all students and I think a well- 
balanced quality program will challenge nearly all the 
students in school," he said. "Someone somehow has 
to help those kids get an understanding of the 
technological nature of the world, so we can deal with 
it, so we can cope with it and make decisions about it. 
We can play an active role in determining what tech- 
nology is going to do for us rather than do to us." 

Sterry said he has observed a "significant change in 
attitude" in the public schools where enthusiasm is 
building for new approaches to industrial education. In 
fact, those classes may someday be relabeled "tech- 
nology education." 

In terms of equipment needed to make those . 
changes, Sterry said purchases "probably will not be 
any more expensive and in some cases, possibly less 
expensive" for schools : "T think we are going to see a 
reallocation of monies," he said. "We'll buy different 
kinds of things. Lathes aren't cheap, milling machines 
aren't cheap, offset presses aren't cheap. Those are the 
kinds of things we have purchased in the past." 

But Sterry said the real challenge will be adapting 
both existing and future industrial education teachers. 

"I think in a longer range investment, we need to 
modify our teacher education program as we prepare 
teachers for the future," he said. He added that Stout, 
a leading supplier of industrial education teachers, is 
making major changes in its curriculum. He said indus- 
trial education teachers graduated from the program 
will have a "different content base" to carry into the 
schools. "Over the past, they have taken a trade 
knowledge, a set of trade skills out to the field where 
they taught them," he said. "We prepared people that 
were capable welders and machinists and woodworkers 
and those kinds of things. Now we are going to be 
preparing people that will be comfortable around those 
pieces of equipment but might not be trade competent. 
I am suggesting that their craft will not be that of a 
welder or a machinist, it will be that of a teacher — of 
an educator. Teachers will be able to go out and 
challenge students with research and development and 
with problems and with problem solving."D 


Foundation president 

Webster A. Hart, a 1962 Stout graduate and Eau 
Claire attorney, is the new president of the Stout 
University Foundation Inc. He succeeds Dr. Lloyd 
Milavitz, who had been Foundation president for the 
previous five years. 

Hart received his law degree from the William 
Mitchell College of Law in 1967, and after brief prac- 
tice in Minnesota, was admitted to the Wisconsin 
State Bar in 1968. He has been engaged in private 
practice in Eau Claire since 1968 and is currently a 
managing partner of the law firm of Herrick, Hart, 
Duchemin, Danielson & Guettinger, S.C. 

Hart has served as the president of the Eau Claire 
County Bar Association, chairman of the State Bar of 
Wisconsin Post Graduate Education Committee, has 
lectured and taught courses at UW-Eau Claire, and 
for the continuing education programs of the State 
Bar of Wisconsin. Hart and his wife, Bonnie, have 
four children. 

The Stout University Foundation is chartered to 
solicit, hold and distribute gifts for the benefit of the 
university. Support takes the form of grants for 
faculty research and development, equipment for 
instructional purposes, and scholarship for students. 

Chartered in 1962, the Foundation is governed by 
a 16-member volunteer board of directors. Assets 
currently exceed $1 million. D 

Weekend College formed 

Stout is offering a new option for people interested in 
obtaining advanced degrees. Titled "Weekend 
College," the program is specifically designed to pro- 
vide access to degree programs for individuals who 
find it difficult to pursue full-time graduate study. 

"Today, more than one-third of all full-time and part- 
time college students are over 25," said Janet Roehl of 
Stout's Office of Continuing Education. "In the future 
most students will be over 25 years of age. Many 
students are working adults and are not able or willing 
to forego income (loss) for long periods of time." She 
went on to say that there is a need for people to 
enhance knowledge and skills for their present and 
future careers. 

In the new program, three graduate degrees will be 
offered. Course work, requiring 30 hours, will be held 
on weekends at locations which will vary each 
semester. Roehl said that each of the degrees can be 
completed in three years. Residency requirements can 
be met during weekend summer courses which will be 
held on campus. 

The following degrees are available: 

— Master of Science in Home Economics Education. 
This degree is designed to provide professional 
development for people who plan to administer or 
teach in early childhood education; serve as a high 
school or postsecondary teacher, coordinator or admin- 
istrator in home economics; or work in child develop- 
ment in family life""related occupations. 

— Master of Science in Vocational Education. This is 
for people who plan to serve as teachers, coordinators 
or administrators in vocational education. 

— Master of Science in Guidance and Counseling. 
This program prepares people to enter in several dif- 
ferent counseling fields including school counseling, 
community agencies and institutions. 

Additional information can be obtained by writing to 
Stout's Office of Continuing Education or by phoning 
(800) 22STOUT (in Wisconsin) and (800) 45STOUT (out 
of state). □ 


Top honors for Stout 

Staff and students at Stout continue to receive top 
honors for their work. 

Thomas P. Phillips, a program director in the School 
of Home Economics, has become president of the 
Wisconsin Dietetic Association. 

Phillips assumed the 1983-84 presidency at the 
organization's 49th annual convention recently in 
La Crosse. Phillips served as president-elect during the 
1982-83 year, during which time he was general chair- 
man for the 1983 annual meeting. 

He is the first male dietitian to hold the presidency of 
the 1,000-member state association. 

For the third straight year, Stout's student chapter of 
the Society of Manufacturing Engineers has received 
top honors. 

The group has been named "Outstanding Student 
Chapter for 1982-83" by the society. Stout is one of 
only three schools to receive the honor this year. 

In a letter to Zenon Smolarek, the student chapter's 
faculty adviser, Sharilyn Shampine, administrator of 
SME's manufacturing engineering education, said, 
"The awards recognize achievements in striving to 
meet the student chapter objectives. Your chapter's 
annual report demonstrates professional administration 
of the group. The wide variety of quality programs 
reported certainly supplemented the members' 
technical education, developed their leadership abilities 
and strengthened their understanding of the role of 
manufacturing in society." 

Smolarek was also cited as "Outstanding Faculty 

Gregory Brock has received top honors from the 
American Association for Marriage and Family 

Brock recently received the association's Outstanding 
Post-Graduate Research Contribution Award for 1983. 
According to the association, "the award indicates 
research of extremely high standards which holds 
promise for the field of marital and family therapy." 

Brock, who joined the Stout staff in 1979, is chair of 
the family studies area and associate professor of family 
relations and marriage and family therapy in the 
department of human development, family living and 
community education services. 

Prior to coming to Stout he was coordinator of the 
family studies program in the department of home and 
family life at Texas Tech University. He received his 
bachelor's, master's and doctorate degrees from The 
Pennsylvania State University. □ 

Swanson backs 
tradition/ change 

Although tradition is important to preserve, it should 
not be used to inhibit change, Stout Chancellor 
Robert S. Swanson said Saturday during the 
university's first semester commencement exercises in 
Johnson fieldhouse. 

Speaking at the midmorning ceremony, Swanson 
urged the graduates to help the university to strike a 
balance between tradition and change. "We seek to 
preserve tradition because it provides stability," Swan- 
son said. "We can count on a tradition-laden institu- 
tion; it meets our expectations. It's safe. There are few 

But the chancellor also cautioned that it can be "stul- 
tifying" to use tradition as an excuse for failing to make 
changes. "Traditions evolve," he said. "There are 
gradual changes, first probably with the details of prac- 
tice and eventually with the principles on which the 
practice is based. Changing conditions can gradually 
and unobtrusively modify traditions." 

Swanson referred specifically to Stout as an institu- 
tion that has succeeded because of its tradition. That 
tradition was established by the institution's founder, 
James Stout, Swanson explained. He said the tradition 
involves an approach to education which is described 
today as "learning through involvement," meaning 
that students at Stout become heavily involved in the 
actual process of learning. "There was a heavy empha- 
sis on practicum activity and laboratory shop work in 
those early days (of Stout's founding)," Swanson said. 
"It appears that such activity was not chosen simply 
for the purpose of vocational preparation. It was based 
on the idea that learning occurs through all our senses 
and that a variety of activity, putting theory into prac- 
tice, enhances learning." 

The Chancellor said that early learning activities were 
"appropriate for their time" but that the university has 
changed those activities to keep current. "I hope it is 
our practice today to maintain the tradition of involving 
students actively with their learning, but that we use 
contemporary activities as a basis for learning," he 
said. "I believe even a cursory look at the degrees we 
offer and the courses within them would indicate we 
are true to that tradition." 

Swanson used the university's Bowman Hall as an 
example of how tradition and change can be com- 
plementary. The structure, known to many as "the 
tower building," is undergoing a $2 million renovation. 
Swanson pointed out that the exterior of the building 
will be restored to its original appearance, as it was in 
the late 19th century. But the interior will be trans- 
formed into a modern classroom and office facility with 
safety features, access for the handicapped, contem- 
porary colors, and wiring for computers and audio- 
visual equipment. 

"Bowman Hall is a nice blend of tradition and 
modern practice," he said. "For years to come it will 
characterize Stout — a university with a solid base, an 
active evolving tradition, tuned to the future. "□ 


Class Notes 


Virginia Seeman McGowan Dip. '17, BS '20 
resides at 535 Detroit Ave., Iron Mountain, 
Mich. Lida A. Jamison Dip. '21 has retired as 
a dietitian and resides at 10 Green Bay 
Court, Appleton. Irma Nichols Kyle '30 has 
retired after more than 50 years of service to 
the adult technical and vocational education 
field in the Neenah-Menasha area. Bernie 
Beguhn BS '34, MS '44 resides in New Cas- 
tle, Ind., where he has been a member of the 
Breakfast Optimist club and has reported he 
has not missed a meeting in 16 years. He 
was awarded the Optimist of the Year award 
for service and duties performed for the club 
and received the honor of Distinguished 
President the year he was president. He 
received one of two gold watches given in 
the state that year. Harry Olstad BS '38, MS 
'46 has retired from the Stout faculty and 
taught on the graduate school faculty at 
National Taiwan Normal University in 
Taipei, Taiwan for the first semester of 
1981-82. Lyman Berg BS '41, MS '48 resides 
in Brookfield with his wife Gladys. Since 
retiring from teaching industrial education in 
the Milwaukee Public Schools in January, 
they have been touring the United States in 
their motor home. W.J. Schlice '43 has 
retired after 35 years at Stevens Point Area 
Senior High School. Elizabeth Storing An- 
drews '44 is a student services manager for 
St. Paul Technical Vocational Institute, St. 
Paul, Minn. Frances Schroeder Keller '45 has 
retired after 31 years as administrator of food 
management section in division of manage- 
ment services with Health and Social Ser- 
vices, Madison. Bill Granros BS '48, MS '61 
is principal of the Stanley-Boyd Middle 
School and was honored by the Stanley 
Commercial Club as an outstanding member 
of the Stanley community. His wife Lucille 
Lindberg Granros '49 is a biology teacher in 
the Augusta school system. Roland Kehrberg 
'48 has retired from teaching at Deerfield 
High School. Rodney Hanson '50 is retired 
after 32 years of teaching industrial arts. He 
is operating a home manufacturing business 
making wood gameboards and is also doing 
some traveling. Patricia Vogels Medtlie '51 
was appointed to the Menomonie City Coun- 
cil to complete the unexpired term of her late 
husband, Arthur (Bud) Medtlie '47. Gene 
Dahlin '52 is vocational dean at Gogebic 
Community College and is planning to retire 
in the spring. He resides in Bessemer, Mich. 
Harry Hill BS '52, MS '57 is an automotive 
educator at Milwaukee Area Technical Col- 
lege and has won the 1983 Man with A 
Wrench award at the fourth annual National 
Conference for Automotive Education spon- 
sored by the Daytona Beach Community Col- 
lege and the Richard Petty Fund for 
Automotive Education. Beverly Madsen BS 
'59, MS '65 has received a certificate of 
achievement in Those Who Excel awards pro- 
gram from the State of Illinois. She resides in 
Otimwa, 111. Jerald Schoenike BS '57, MS '61 
is administrator of the Clintonville Public 
School District. Lavern Bender '59 is a 
lithographic stripper for a publishing firm in 
Racine and collects old Cushman motor 
scooters, Fred BS '61, MS '62 and Alice 
Schweizer Schleg '60 reside in Grayslake, 

111., where she is a home economics teacher 
and he is vice president for Cast Metals Insti- 
tute, Des Plaines, 111. Bob Papas '61 is first 
vice president of the International Club of 
Printing House Craftsmen. Daniel Arola '63 
is director of corporate operations of the 
Glenn Community Association, Maple Hills, 
Wash. James Fleming BS '64, MS '65 is 
general manager for Amron Corp., Antigo. 
Lewie Benitz BS '65, MS '66 is wrestling 
coach at Lincoln High School, Wisconsin 
Rapids, where his record is 200-23-2. His 
teams won state championships in 1974, 1979 
and 1981 and were runners-up in 1975 and 
1977. Joan Herwig '65 is president of the 
Iowa Association for the Education of Young 
Children and has been appointed chair- 
person of the department of child develop- 
ment, College of Home Economics, Iowa 
State University. Paul Aken BS '66, MS '66 
has been elected Governor of the sixth 
district of the International Club of Printing 
House Craftsmen, Zion, 111. William BS '66, 
MS '71 and Dorothy Marino Weiser '68 
reside in Rochester, Minn., where he is a 
coordinator for the adult extension division 
at the Rochester Area Vocational Technical 
Institute and she is a broker/owner for Cen- 
tury 21 Realty. Barbara Dickmann Clark '67 
resides in Manitowoc and is the home store 
manager for H.C. Prange Co. Tim Owen '67 
is senior manufacturing engineer at 
Westinghouse Electric Corp., where he 
received the Westinghouse Engineering 
Achievement Award for 1983 and was 
awarded two patent disclosures for 
transformer design. Bruce Tourville '68 is a 
carpenter in the construction industry and 
resides in Topango, Calif., with his wife and 
two children. Ervin Banes BS '68, MS '73 
resides in Frankenmuth, Mich., with his wife 
and two children, where they own and 
operate the Frankenmuth RV Park. Ervin has 
been elected president of the Michigan 
Association of Private Campground Owners 
and the Frankenmuth Chamber of Com- 
merce. Ceil Hemerich Winiecki '69 is 
employed with the Colorado State University 
Cooperative Extension in Denver. 


Jack '70 and Joanne Simpson are teaching in 
the Matunuska District High School in 
Palmer, Ark. Larry BS '70, MS '75 and 
Marian Gullickson Dombrock BS '68, MS 
'72 reside in Apple Valley, Minn. He is an 
industrial education and driver's education 
instructor at Apple Valley Senior High 
School and she is an applied arts and home 
economics teacher at Edina Senior High 
School. Richard Hones '71 is division process 
engineer for Land O Lakes' custom products 
division, Eau Claire. Tom John '71 resides in 
La Grange, 111., where he has a mobile com- 
munications business. Mary Merkley '71 is 
manager of the Ladysmith Dairy Queen. 
Judy Westfall Rommel BS '71 MS '76 
received the Distinguished Service Award of 
the National Association of Extension Home 
Economists. Lois Weigand Wolff '71 is the 
day director of the Kaukauna Kinder Haus 
Inc., and teaches in Washington Island. Judy 
Botsford BS '72, MS '79 is an instructor at 
District 1 Technical Institute and has done a 
study on students who drop out of one-year 
training programs at the school. Robert 

Woelfel '72 is investment officer for Robert 
W. Bated and Co., Manitowoc, and resides in 
Kiel with his wife and two sons. Rick Bruhn 
BS '73, MS '75 is assistant professor and 
clinical supervisor of the marriage and family 
counseling training program at St. Mary's 
University in San Antonio, Texas, where he 
resides. Robert Hall Jr. '73 is assistant 
manager for Agway in North Haverill, N.H. 
and resides with his wife and two children in 
Woodsville, N.H. Elizabeth Rosandick MS 
'73 was honored as Woman of Achievement 
by members of the Wisconsin Rapids 
Business and Professional Women's club. 
She is administrator of community services at 
Mid-State Technical Institute. Frederick BS 
'73, MS '79 and Ann Schommer Schroedl BS 
'74, MS '81 reside in Brown Deer, where he 
is a curriculum specialist for industrial educa- 
tion for Milwaukee Public Schools and she 
teaches clothing classes for Milwaukee Area 
Technical College. Thomas '73 and Betty 
Jakubicz Strycharske '73 reside in 
Milwaukee, where he is a project engineer 
with the Heil Co., and she is a buyer for 
infants and toddler clothing for Gimbels 
Midwest Inc. Dan Wheeler BA '73 is a 
chaplain in the Navy and was among those 
wounded in Beirut, Lebanon. His wife, 
Brenda Johnson Wheeler '73, resides in 
Jacksonville, N.C. Chuck Willihnganz '73 is 
a district agent for Prudential Insurance Co. 
in the Rochester, Minn., area and resides 
there with his wife and daughter. 


Beth Milatz Brusberg '74 has completed her 
term as president of the Beloit Junior 
Women's Club. She was nominated for one 
of the Outstanding Young Women of 
America awards. Mary Johnson Koch '74 
resides in West Bend with her husband and 
daughter. Fran Fedie '74 is vice president of 
agricultural lending at Durand Federal Sav- 
ings and Loan Association and resides with 
his wife and three children in the Durand 
area. Kim Mehlos BA '74, MS '81 has a part- 
time private counseling service at Mount 
Washington Club, Eau Claire. Karen Voelz 
'74 is employed by Beloit Turner School 
District and resides in Janesville. Paiil Ander- 
son BS '75, MS '76 is coordinator of AV ser- 
vices in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. George 
Bertodatto '75 is an instructor at Chippewa 
Hills High School in Remus, Mich., where he 
resides with his wife and son. Dave '75 and 
Donna Johnston Dixon '75 reside in Racine 
where he teaches power mechanics at 
Washington Park High School and she is a 
teacher in early childhood at the Racine 
County Opportunity Center. John '76 and 
Cathy Biese Barnes '76 and their two 
children reside in Minneapolis, where he is 
senior plant engineer with Onan Corp., and 
she is a cost accountant and homemaker. 
Dick Best MS '76 is executive director of the 
Private Industry Council of West Central 
Wisconsin. Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76 is a 
financial analyst in Bloomington, Minn. Glen 
"Slick" '76 and Nancy Bojar Kroft '74 reside 
in Plymouth, Minn., with their son. Glen is 
employed by CNA Insurance Co., and Nancy 
is food service director for Edina Public 
Schools. Julianne Wonn Miller '76 is 
teaching home economics at Westfield High 
School. Brian Rogers BS '76, MS '82 is a 


developmental disabilities specialist at Nor- 
wood Health Center, Marshfield, and has 
been appointed to Governor Earl's Commit- 
tee for People with Disabilities. 


Bill Babler '77 is the distributive education 
teacher/ coordinator at Adams-Friendship 
High School. Thomas Destree '77 is associate 
editor for GATF publications division, Pitts- 
burgh. Rich Flaker '77 is serving as first vice 
president of the North Shore Club of Prin- 
ting House Craftsmen, Chicago. Rita 
Murkowski '77 is a packaging specialist with 
Professional Medical Products Inc., Green- 
wood, S.C. Patrick '77 and Rose Rowekamp 
Loughrin '78 reside in Neenah with their 
three children. Patrick works for Boldt Con- 
struction of Appleton. Jim BS '77, MS '80 
and Mary Ebben Schumacher '77 reside in 
Eau Claire with their two children. He is a 
DVR counselor and she is a kindergarten 
teacher. Paul and Pamela Nelson Anderson 
'78 reside in Oak Harbor, Wash., with their 
two children. Marcia Olson Bell '78 resides 
with her husband and two daughters in 
Garland, Texas and works at Sanger Harris 
Department store in Dallas. Robert Busch 
MS '78 is senior safety consultant for 
Wausau Insurance Companies in Green Bay. 
Joanne Kennedy Mancuso '78 is product 
applications manager at Magic Chef, 
Cleveland, Tenn. Margaret Hoppes Melick 
MS '78 is the community education coor- 
dinator for the School District of Spring 
Valley. She resides in Knapp with her hus- 
band and daughter; Terry '78 and Ellie Stutt 
Nelson '79 reside in Rockford, III, with their 
two children. He is a sales representative 
with Menasha Corp. Kristey Nielsen '78 is 
executive director of the Cut Bank, Mont., 
Chamber of Commerce. Bill Panthofer '78 
resides with his wife and daughter in 
Milwaukee where he is manager of manufac- 
turing engineering at General Thermo 
Dynamics. Steven Sutton '78 is general 
manager of the Greenville, S.C. Ramada 
Hotel. Curt Thiel '78 resides in Ripon with 
his wife and son and is employed with Con- 
tractors' Service and Supply of Madison. 
Sandy Zable Goree '79 is a food service 
director at Park Avenue Bible Baptist Nursing 
Home and resides in Arvada, Colo. James 
Gustafson '79 resides with his wife in San 
Marcos, Calif. Jerry Klonowski '79 is 
teaching special education at Lake Mills Mid- 
dle School. Dan Nelson '79 is teaching at 
Northeast Middle School, High Point, N.C. 
JoAnn Garity Paul '79 is teaching home 
economics at Central Junior High School, 
Superior. Mary Hofstrom Schmalz '79 is an 
assistant underwriter for the St. Paul Com- 
panies insurance company. Richard '79 and 
Janis Erlandson Weyenberg '79 reside in 
Singapore where he is a commercial deep-sea 
diver for Oceaneering International and she 
is a model with a Singapore modeling 
agency. Lee Bruggeman '80 is teaching in- 
dependent living and functional academics at 
A School for Me Inc., on the Navajo Indian 
Reservation in Tohatchi, N.M. Susan Ander- 
son Dzubay '80 is the high school EMR 
teacher at Glenwood City. Cal Fischer BS '80 
MS '83 is a computer technician for EXCEL 
Corp., Dodge City, Kan. Kristen Kessler '80 
is an admissions representative for Tobe- 

Coburn School for Fashion Careers in New 
York City. Julie "Jap" Pecina '80 is working 
for Time Inc., Surrey, England. Laurie 
Trepanier '80 is teaching home economics at 
Central Junior High School in Superior. 


Helen Guhl Adams MS '81 has been elected 
president elect of the Wisconsin School 
Library Media Association and is school 
librarian and media specialist at Rosholt. 
Brenda Poppy Destache BS '81, MS '82 has 
been hired by the Five County Mental Health 
Center at Braham, Minn., where she resides 
with her husband and son. Paul Falteisek '81 
is associate manufacturing engineer with 
Sperry Defense Electronics in Clearwater, 
Fla. Theresa Hoffmann '81 is catering 
manager at the Dallas/Fort Worth airport 
Mariott Hotel. Glen Jaecks '81 has been pro- 
moted to associate packaging engineer at 
Beatrice Foods grocery products division, 
Swiss Miss group (Sanna Dairies), 
Menomonie. Gayle Jonas '81 is an 
administrative assistant at the corporate law 
offices of Losch and Cooksey and resides in 
Washington, D.C. Shelby Maier '81 is exten- 
sion home economist for Washington County 
working in the University of Wisconsin 
Extension office. Rex '81 and Brenda 
McNown reside in Gallup, N.M. with their 
daughter. McNown is teaching general shop 
at Javajo, N.M., which is on the Navajo 
reservation. Tom Roberts '81 has been cer- 
tified as an alcohol-drug abuse counselor by 
the Wisconsin Alcoholism and Drug 
Counselor Certification Board Inc. Roberts is 
a family therapist in La Crosse Lutheran 
Hospital's chemical dependency outpatient 
services department. Vicky School '81 is a 
designer of children's wear for Empire Shield 
and Co., Brooklyn, N.Y. Dan Stenger '81 is a 
sales representative for Sentry Insurance Co., 
Janesville. Michael Vanrite '81 is banquet 
and beverage manager at Fairway Oaks Golf 
and Racquet Club in Abilene, Texas. Pam 
Einerson '82 is Iowa County Extension home 
economist. Dennis Hager '82 is a safety 
director with James River Corp., Berlin, N.H. 
Pat Harvey '82 is an industrial arts instructor 
and wrestling coach at Chiocton High School 
and resides in Bruce. Trudy Johnson '82 is a 
manager/buyer for Peppercorn LTD, a 
clothes store in Phoenix, Ariz. Suzanne 
Krause '82 is assistant manager of Harrigans 
restaurant in Appleton. Thomas Olszewski 
'82 is stationed at Chanute Air Force Base in 
Illinois. Bill Peters '82 is an engineer in the 
manufacturing technology department for 
Control Data Corp., Bloomington, Minn., 
and resides in Eden Prairie, Minn. Daniel '82 
and Janelle Potter St. Claire '80 reside in 
Lake Elmo, Minn., where he is employed by 
Savanna Designs and she is a dietician for 
the Christian Community Home in Hudson. 
Gregg '82 and Julie Onderak Weber '83 
reside in Dallas, where he is a claims 
adjuster for State Farm Insurance and she is 
store manager of County Seat. Ron '82 and 
Susan Hosto Wolf '83 reside in Spring, 
Texas, where he teaches industrial arts at 
McCullough High School, The Woodlands 
and she teaches marketing and distributive 
education. Jim '83 and Laurie Henkle Arndt 
'75 have adopted a Korean baby girl, Jocelyn 
Jeong Arndt. The family resides in Duluth, 

Minn. Thomas Beck '83 is teaching industrial 
education at Mishicot Senior High School. 
Lori Belke '83 is a management trainee for 
Pier I Imports, Minnetonka, Minn. Michael 
Bonacci '83 is guidance director at Pittsville 
Schools. Michael Burmesch '83 is manufac- 
turing engineer, cabinetry division, at 
Maysteel Corp., Allentown. Thomas Ciaciura 
'83 is a marketing trainee for Paperboard Pro- 
ducts, division of Consolidated Papers Inc. 
John Dawson '83 is a student actuary for 
Midland National Life in Sioux Falls, S.D. 
Randy Deli '83 is teaching math and auto 
mechanics at Riverdale High School. Linda 
Gilbertson '83 is teaching art for the school 
district of Laona. Mark Griffith '83 is 
regional marketing manager for Southwest 
Region of Motel 6 Inc., and resides in Dallas. 
Paul Gundrum '83 is a technical writer with 
Johnson Controls in Milwaukee. Kevin 
Halfmann '83 is a high school guidance 
counselor in Thorp. Daniel Hopfensperger 
'83 is an owner relations analyst with Ford 
Motor Company, Fremont, Calif. Sheila 
Johnson '83 is assistant front office super- 
visor for Levitz Furniture in St. Paul, Minn. 
Jess Krueger '83 is an industrial arts teacher 
at Menominee Indian Junior/Senior High 
School in Keshena. Joan Matthews '83 is an 
exceptional educational needs instructor at 
South Central Vocational Center, Wisconsin 
Dells. John Meier '83 is an electrical engineer 
with Economics Laboratories, Mendota 
Heights, Minn. Dan Menden '83 is teaching 
industrial arts at Berlin High School. Paul 
Moran '83 is a long-term substitute elemen- 
tary art teacher for the Gibraltar School 
System. Tammy Parmalee '83 is a teacher at 
Headstart Inc., Wisconsin Rapids. Sid Prom 
'83 is teaching industrial arts and driver 
education at Shullsburg High School. Kelli 
Railton '83 is head teacher of the Stout 
extended preschool. Allan Tegt MS '83 has 
retired from the United States Air Force and 
is employed by Aid Association for 
Lutherans. Daniel Thiel '83 is a design 
draftsman for Midstate Corp. of Wisconsin in 




Joanne Collins to Jack Simpson '70, Nov. 26, 
1982. Couple resides in Wasilla, Ark. Jeanine 
Gilbert to Brad Mommaerts 72, Sept. 17, 
Stoughton. Couple resides in Pulaski. Susan 
Baumann '73 to Thomas Wrchota, Oct. 1, 
Madison, where couple resides. Martha Suits 
'75 to Edward Groh, Nov.. 12, Marshfield' 
Couple resides in Oshkosh. Robin Schallie to 
James Wendt '76, Oct. 21, Neenah. Diane 
Gearlds to Larry Lengfeld '77, Sept. 17, 
Sheboygan, where couple resides. Donna 
Saeger '78 to John Sculley, Nov. 26. Couple 
resides in Creve Coeur. Kathleen Melsen to 
Thomas Eagon '78, Aug. 27, Port Edwards. 
Couple resides in Minneapolis. Mary Suttner 
to Michael Ryder '78, Dec. 3, Chilton. Cou- 
ple resides in Lakewood, Colo. Mary Maas to 
Terrance Betthauser '78, Oct. 22, New 
Brighton, where couple resides. Julie Frame 
'78 to Mark Hansen '79. Couple resides in 
Delafield. Nancy Gilbertson '78 to Thomas 
Haase, Aug. 20. Couple resides in Pewaukee. 
Joanne Kennedy '78 to Tony Mancuso, July. 
Couple resides in Cleveland, Tenn. Susan 
Check to Guy Ruplinger '78, Sept. 24, 
Rothschild. Couple resides in Wausau. 


Nancy Blum '79 to Douglas Cumming, 
Hayward. Jeannie Chudy to Tony Tuschar 
'79, Sept. 24, Appleton. Joann Garity '79 to 
Michael Paul, Aug. 6, Duluth, Minn., where 
couple resides. Kay Haack to David 
Fulweiler '79, Aug. 26, Algoma, where cou- 
ple resides. Mary Hof strom '79 to Steve 
Schmalz, Aug. 27. Couple resides in Minne- 
apolis. Beryl Kaplan '79 to Jay Blumenthal. 
Couple resides in Skokie, 111. Kari McCann to 
Jeffrey Bachinski '79, Oct. 1. Couple resides 
in Milton. Laurie Simonis '79 to Patrick Kish, 
Sept. 24, Menasha. Couple resides in Piano, 
Texas. Julie Berg '80 to Johnathan Cook, 
Sept. 17, Chippewa Falls. Couple resides in 
Wisconsin Rapids. Joan Dubuque to Dennis 
Schmidt '80, Oct. 8, Rochester, Minn., where 
couple resides. Jill Halazon to Jeff Lancelle 
'80, Sept. 17, Menomonee Falls. Couple 
resides in Glen Cove, N.Y. Nancy 
Hbendroth '80 to Bob Sharp, Nov. 12. Cou- 
ple resides in Milwaukee. Beth Holmes '80 to 
Charles Revello, Aug. 29, Milwaukee, where 
couple resides. Debra Huss '80 to Mark Mur- 
phy, Oct. 8, Plymouth. Couple resides in 
Phoenix, Ariz. Margaret Jelovnik to Allen 
Wojchik '80, Nov. 19, Sheboygan, where 
couple resides. Sara Koch '80 to Mitchell 
Kaiser, Sept. 24, Colby. Couple resides in 
Marshfield. Kathy Swanson '80 to Dale 
Nelson, December, Ellsworth. Couple resides 
in Boise, Idaho. Karen Waskow to James 
Maasen '80, July 2, Cameron. Couple resides 
in Rice Lake. Lynn Zipperer '80 to David 
Klessig, Sept. 24, Brillion. Couple resides in 


Linda Storm '81 to James Stiloski '80, Oct. 
29. Couple resides in Brookfield. Jacqueline 
Fine '81 to Paul Kohorn '81, Oct. 1. Couple 
resides in Bay View. Terese Crough '81 to 
Kerry Hafner '82, Jan. 8, 1983, Minneapolis. 
Couple resides in Chapel Hill, N.C. Sharon 
Moll '81 to Patrick Brennan, July 30, Mt. 
Horeb. Couple resides in Madison. Jaye 
Clossey '82 to Jeff Montgomery, July 30, 
Reedsburg. Couple resides in Wausau. Julie 
Conlin '82 to Paul Mueller '81, June 17, New 
Hope, Minn. Margaret Coon to Peter Barta 
'82, Oct. 15, St. Paul. Couple resides in Eau 
Claire. Sherri DeKeyser to Jeffrey Rind- 
fleisch '82, Oct. 28, Stevens Point. Couple 
resides in Plover. Virginia Doerr '82 to Mark 
Feucht '81, Aug. 27, Wausau. Couple resides 
in Minneapolis. Carrie Filtz '82 to Duane 
McDonald '81, Sept. 24. Couple resides in 
Kalamazoo, Mich. Sheila Janicki '82 to Glen 
Yeager, Oct. 1, Stanley. Couple resides in 
Wausau. Laurie Lien '82 to Ronald Blum 
'82, Sept. 10, Prairie Farm. Couple resides in 
Buffalo, Minn. Cathy Poppelaars '82 to Steve 
Mitchell '80, July 2. Couple resides in Bet- 
tendorf, Iowa. Susan Roddick '82 to Charles 
Eberle, Aug. 27, Pardeeville, where couple 
resides. Julie Schemenauer '82 to Bryan 
McGann '82, Oct. 29, Chippewa Falls. Cou- 
ple resides in Sun Prairie. Elizabeth Thums 
to John Fales '82, Nov. 11, Rib Lake. Couple 
resides in Medford. Beth Ulrich '82 to 
Thomas Griffith, Nov. 26, Stratford. Couple 
resides in Houston. Janice Van Bakel '82 to 
Thomas Madden, Aug. 13. Couple resides in 
Dixon, 111. Jeanne Wilkinson to Thomas 
Young '82, Sept. 10, Eau Claire. Couple 
resides in Murray, Utah. Jordeana Zweifel 
'82 to Paul Daellenbach, Sept. 23, Ports- 
mouth, Va., where couple resides. Dawn 
Zwickey '82 to Terry Berndt '81, Sept. 10, 
Rhinelander. Couple resides in Minneapolis. 
Amy Borchers '83 to Kent Gjerstad '82, May 
21. Couple resides in Sauk Rapids, Minn. 
Susan Brendel '83 to David Baehr, Sept. 17, 
Poynette. Couple resides in Chicago. Debra 
Fuhr '83 to Richard Lyons '82, Aug. 13, 
Stillwater. Couple resides in New Richmond. 
Sara Haessly '83 to Douglas Tischbein '83, 
Oct. 1, Marshfield. Couple resides in Eden 
Prairie, Minn. Susan Hosto '83 to Ron Wolf 
'82, July 9. Couple resides in Spring, Texas. 
Lori Hubbard '83 to Glen Zierl, Oct. 8, Lima. 
Couple resides in Durand. Karen Linke '83 
to Robert Schams '83, Oct. 15, Whitefish 
Bay. Couple resides in Roseville, Minn. 
Sheila Maloney '83 to John Woychik, Nov. 
25. Couple resides in Oklahoma City. 
Laureen Neau to David Shefchik '83, Oct. 8, 
Kenosha. Mary Sedarski to James Misfeldt 
'83, Sept. 9, Chippewa Falls. Kathleen Sura 
'83 to James Schumacher, Oct. 1, Beloit. 
Couple resides in Bellevue, Neb. Lisa 
Trachte '83 to Steve Gellings '82, Sept. 3, 
Elroy. Couple resides in Oconto. Susan 
Wood to John Dawson '83, Oct. 1, Barron. 
Couple resides in Sioux Falls, S.D. 



A daughter, Jennifer Beth, Feb. 1 to Chuck 
Willihnganz '73, Rochester, Minn. A son, 
Lee Frederick, Sept. 24, to Frederick BS '73, 
MS '79 and Ann Schommer Schroedl BS '74, 
MS '81, Brown Deer. A son, Mark 
Christopher, Sept. 23, to Garey and Beth 
Milatz Brusberg '74, Beloit. A daughter, 
Katie Danielle, Oct. 10, to Dan and Kathleen 
Plooster Johnson '75, Minneapolis. A son, 
Henry William, Aug. 31, to George '75 and 
Karen Bertodatto, Mount Pleasant, Mich. A 
son, Kelly Joseph, May, to Kevin and 
Kathleen Brenner Kranz '76, Bloomington, 
Minn. A son, Grant David, Nov. 5, to David 
and Marjorie Tashner Spensley '76, Platte- 
ville. A daughter, Alison Rose, Aug. 20, to 
Patrick '77 and Rose Rowekamp Loughrin 
'78, Covington, Va. A daughter, Bethany, 
Aug. 7, to Jeff '77 and Alice Heinzen, Beaver 
Dam. A son, Christopher Thomas, Jan. 30, to 
Tom and Debbie Smithback Pierce '77, Fort 
Atkinson. A daughter, Melinda Ann, Nov. 9, 
to Eric and Marcia Olson Bell '78, Garland, 
Texas. A daughter, April Louise, Sept. 20, to 
Lawrence '79 and Patricia Hansen Brady '78. 
A son, Travis James, Sept. 29, to Lee '79 and 
Patti Zentner Karlgaard '81, Watertown. A 
son, Anthony Wayne, Oct. 12, to Gregory 
'79 and Debbie Schreck, Chicago. A son, 
Sept. 12, to Jay '80 and Ann Walters 
Sandstrom '80, New Berlin. A daughter, 
Brianna Christine, Aug. 21, to Daniel '82 and 
Janelle Potter St. Claire '80, Lake Elmo, 
Minn. A daughter, Lisa Marie, April 14, to 
Glen '81 and Laural Jaecks, Menomonie. 



Catherine Spence Dip. '14, BS '35, 90, Dec. 
9, Appleton. Feme Clark Dip. '19, Pinellas 
Park, Fla. Herbert Steffeck Dip. '24, 78, Ap- 
pleton. John Doyle Dip. '24, 81, Nov. 8, 
Durand. Raymond Jungck BS '30, MS '52, 
78, Oct. 2, LaSalle, 111. Everett G. Smith '32, 
March 10, Baton Rouge, La. Florence Ryan 
McNally BS '32, 74, Hibbing, Minn. June 
Lochart Garvey '33, 71, Dec. 8, Waukesha. 
Helen Willems Whitbeck BS '41, MS '54, 64, 
Milwaukee. Dominic J. (Nic) Bordini BS '41, 
MS '49, 68, Dec. 7, Kaukauna. Mabelle 
Watkins '45, 84, Nov. 11, Appleton. Arthur 
(Bud) Medtlie '47, 62, Nov. 7, Menomonie. 
Mary Weld '82, Colorado. 


People You Know 

Nancy Gabert Mueller '58, a substitute 
teacher in the North Shore area of 
Milwaukee, says that five women who lived 
in the Trinko house while attending Stout 
have exchanged letters in a round robin for 
25 years. Included in that round robin are: 
Joan Manes Olstrom '58, Freeport, Ore.; 
Kathy VanDorn Akerlund '58, Andrews Air 
Force Base, Md.; Carol Hatch Frandolig '58, 
Beulah, N.D.; and Mary Jane Dunkelberg 
Derscheid '57, Eagle Grove, Iowa. Jack and 
Isabelle Bongey represented Stout at the 
inauguration of Northern Kentucky Univer- 
sity's President Leon E. Boothe, Dec. 1, in 
Highland Heights, Ky. Bida Lou Billings 
Braker, age 100-plus, died in November in 
Menomonie. Members of her family have ini- 
tiated a scholarship in her memory at the 
University. Persons interested in contributing 
to the memory of a woman who fed and 
housed Stout students for many years may 
make their contributions to the Stout Univer- 
sity Foundation. When Bida was 100, the 
Governor issued a commendation to a 
"woman who had recognized the importance 
of an education and who helped make it 
possible" for many of her boarders. The 
apparel, textiles and design department, in 
conjunction with the Stout Alumni Associa- 
tion, is featuring the first annual Fiber Art 
exhibit at Homecoming, Oct. 6, 1984. The 
show is open to all alumni. Those interested 
in the juried show should contact Bonnie 
Kirkwood, Room 321, Home Economics 
building, or call her at (715) 232-1106. There 
will be monetary awards and a university 
pxirchase award. The art work will be on 
display from Oct. 3-7 in the Glass Lounge of 
Price Commons. Award winners will be 
honored at the homecoming banquet, Oct. 6. 
Pat Reisinger reminds alumni that 
Tanglewood Golf Course is the site for the 
third annual Alumni Golf Tournament, to be 
held Saturday, Aug. 4. There will be golf, 
9-or 18-holes, refreshments, prizes, a steak 
dinner and a new car for a hole-in-one. 
David Barnard, dean for Learning Resources 
and David Graf, associate professor of Media 
Technology, hosted an alumni get together in 
Dallas for area alumni and conventioneers 
attending the American Educational Com- 
munications and Technology National Con- 
vention, Jan. 22 at the Dallas Hilton. Barnard 
also sends a reminder that the 19th annual 
Media Technology Conference will be held 
here July 16-18. Headline speakers will be 
Stanley Hubbard, chief executive officer, 
United States Satellite Broadcasting Com- 
pany, St. Paul, Minn, and Ellen Hahh, chief, 
General Reading Room division, Library of 
Congress, Washington, D.C. In addition, 
there will be concurrent sessions on various 
topics and the "piggus roastum" picnic. 
Write to Barnard for details. Nominations are 
invited for the 1984 Distinguished Alumni 
Awards, Service Awards, and Outstanding 
Young Alumni Awards. The nomination 
information should include as much informa- 
tion about the graduate as possible, including 
address, class year, reasons for nominating 
the candidate and names of other persons 
who would support the recommendations. 
Awards will be presented at the homecoming 

banquet by Chancellor Robert Swanson on 
Oct. 6. The Alumni Association had a fall 
program in Green Bay this year. The UW- 
Green Bay Shorewood Club was the site for 
the Lakeshore and the Fox Valley alumni. 
John Stevenson, director of International Pro- 
grams, presented an overview of programs 
provided for the 350 foreign students on 
campus. Karen Langballe, a junior from 
Oslo, Norway, explained her involvement in 
the Oslo/Stout student exchange. Fern '59 
and Shell Satter '62 were the organizers of 
the event. The following alumni qualified for 
Stout remembrances: earliest graduate, 
Florence Koehler Dickinson '42; most recent 
graduate, Tony Karger '76; farthest from 
home, Mary Merkley '71; youngest child, 
Ruth Hartzell Loken '69; youngest grand- 
child, JoAnn and Paul Jensen '61; and birth- 
day, Dorothy Gulbrandson Carlson '52. 
Mark Boyle '81, manager of the food service 
program on the Green Bay campus, worked 
with Satters on the arrangements. Anaheim, 
Calif., was the location of the 1983 American 
Vocational Association Convention. Alumni 
conventioneers and local alumni were invited 
to a reception at the Marriott, Saturday, Dec. 
3. The Stout faculty members who helped 
host the reception included Orville Nelson 
'56, Jeanette Daines BS '74, MS '77 (presi- 
dent of the Alumni Association), Richard 
Gebhart, Robert Spinti BS '54, MS '57, Gary 
Searle, Neal Prichard, Dean James Bensen 
MS '63 and Jack Sampson MS '57. Former 
President William "Bud" Micheels '32 and 
his wife, Betty, were on hand to greet alum- 
ni, as was Pat Reisinger, alumni director. 
The Alumni Association recognized "Bud" 
Micheels '32 as the earliest graduate; Eleanor 
Derge '82 of Madison, as the most recent 
graduate; Toa-Hsing Ma '71, of Taipei, as 
farthest from home; and Suzanne Rogers MS 
'75, Fairbanks, Alaska, a runner-up in that 
contest. More than 200 alumni and friends 
enjoyed the reception. Two Los Angeles area 
alumni have volunteered to preside over the 
Los Angeles Alumni chapter. They are Irving 
Lathrop '50 and Ed Clary '56. Chancellor 
Robert Swanson, Penny Swanson, John 
Furlong and Pat Reisinger greeted Madison 
alumni at a December holiday gathering. The 
Stout Chamber Singers presented a medley 
of songs for alumni and parents, Dec. 9. 
Earliest graduate at the gathering was Evelyn 
Van Donk Steenbock Dip. '25; most recent 
graduate, Jennifer Beyer-Huber '78. Tom 
Davis '77, celebrated his birthday at the 
Ramada Inn. The Hyatt Regency O'Hare was 
the location of the alumni holiday brunch, 
Dec. 10 in Chicago. Susan Roman '81 was in 
charge of the arrangements. Guests heard 
the Chancellor's remarks about the current 
status of the university and a program by the 
24 University Chamber Singers, under the 
direction of Patrick Liebergen, and his 
accompanist Dennis Siebenaler. Bill McKan- 
na '43 was recognized as the earliest 
graduate; James Jordan '83 as the most re- 
cent graduate; and Peggy Weber '79 as the 
birthday celebrant. The Chamber Singers also 
presented a program of holiday and popular 
songs in the Atrium of the Hyatt on Satur- 
day afternoon for the enjoyment of hotel 
guests. Virginia Walker Samdahl '40, Park 
Forest, 111., is a teacher, lecturer and the first 
non-Oriental to obtain the rank of Reiki 
Master in at least 2,500 years. She teaches 
the Usui Method of Reiki Healing in the 

traditional manner. Reiki is the art and 
science of healing and balancing the body, 
mind and spirit; a method of natural healing 
utilizing universal life energy. She travels 
extensively bringing the ability to heal to 

Homecoming 1984 

Homecoming will celebrate the reunion of 
the Classes of '44, '49, '59, '64, '69 and 
'74. There will be reunion gatherings Fri- 
day night, a Saturday brunch, game and 
banquet. Clear your calendar for the Oc- 
tober 5-7 weekend. D 

Alumni activities 

The Alumni Association will be holding 
events in many parts of the country. If 
you are in the area, please join us. 

March 27 AIAA Convention, 

Columbus, Ohio 
April 5 WAVAE, Appleton, Wis. 

April 7 Alumni Parents Reception, 

President's Room, Stout 

Student Center (Parent's 

May 19 Louisville, Ky. 

If you're not contacted about the alumni 
gatherings, please call the Alumni office 
(715) 232-1151 for more information. □ 

Golden Anniversary 

All graduates of Stout, from 1900 to 1934, 
are invited to the Golden Anniversary, 
Friday, June 15 at the University. Contact 
the Alumni office if you haven't received 
the information. □ 


One- and two-week Rhine River 
Country tours are being offered by 
the Stout Alumni Association via 
the Trans-National travel organiza- 
tion. Departure dates are July 30 or 
August 6. 

The one week tour includes 2 
days and nights in Amsterdam at 
the Amsterdam Hilton, then on to 
Brussels for five days. Headquarters 
for the Brussels stay is the Brussels 

For the two-week tour, the 
agenda is as follows: two nights, 
Amsterdam, Netherlands; four 
nights, Brussels, Belgium; three 
nights, Frankfort, Germany at the 
C.P. Frankfort Plaza; three nights — 
Basel, Switzerland, at the Basel 
Hilton; and one night, Frankfort, 
Germany at the C.P. Frankfort 

A feature of the two week tour is 
the Rhine River cruise from Brussels 
to Frankfort. 

There is also a one day optional 
tour to Paris. 

Cities of departure are Minne- 
apolis, Milwaukee and New York. 
Prices for the first week range from 
$800 to $1,100. The second week 
costs an additional $343. A $150.00 
deposit is required. 

The package includes round trip 
transportation, first class hotel 
accomodations, taxes and tips for 
service included in the program, 
and intercity transfers via motor- 

The Trans National organization 
will mail the tour brochures in 
April. If the brochure does not 
arrive by May 1st, interested per- 
sons should inform the Alumni Of- 
fice and a brochure will be sent.D 

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